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For the guys using the xbox 360 controller, how do you feel about the d-pad? Do you even use it? I think it's pretty horrible but having four xbox controllers collecting dust is kind of tempting for computer gaming/emulators.

I use my D-pad when I emulate other systems, it's nice to when your playing PC games as well

 

And even for Snes, you can assign the D-pad to function as 4 [or 8] different commands or use it to move. I've got mine set to do Save <- Load -> Screen Cap /\ Control Options \/ 

post #92 of 151
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Originally Posted by Trikky99 View Post

For the guys using the xbox 360 controller, how do you feel about the d-pad? Do you even use it? I think it's pretty horrible but having four xbox controllers collecting dust is kind of tempting for computer gaming/emulators.

 

I use the D-pad with 2D games.

 

 

 

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I am, with my Macbook Pro. Had to download a prefs pane or something, and I think it's a bit outdated. I only have wireless controllers, so I'm using the Microsoft wireless adapter. If anyone can offer some information that will make this a less annoying configuration, I'm all ears. The main issue was that sometimes I just couldn't get the buttons to work, so after a while I just started using my keyboard for RPGs, and then just stopped playing because using the keyboard doesn't feel as ergonomic as when my joints were younger. I remember having zero issues with this setup on my Powerbook.

 

Do the wireless ones need special drivers?  I have a wired controller.

post #93 of 151
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I use the D-pad with 2D games.

 

 

 

 

Do the wireless ones need special drivers?  I have a wired controller.

I would think the Wired wouldn't need anything special, and I'm sure the Wireless use the same driver to translate the signal into game action, but obviously you may need something to get that signal to your system

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I use my D-pad when I emulate other systems, it's nice to when your playing PC games as well

 

And even for Snes, you can assign the D-pad to function as 4 [or 8] different commands or use it to move. I've got mine set to do Save <- Load -> Screen Cap /\ Control Options \/ 

I was talking about the d-pad more in comparison to other controllers. I used to use the old xbox controller S on my  computer and the d-pad just felt better than the 360 version. The 360 version has a cheap feel to it and pressing the down direction makes a weird click and doesn't feel so responsive. My 360 controllers are pretty old so maybe they fixed this?

 

/rant

post #95 of 151
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I was talking about the d-pad more in comparison to other controllers. I used to use the old xbox controller S on my  computer and the d-pad just felt better than the 360 version. The 360 version has a cheap feel to it and pressing the down direction makes a weird click and doesn't feel so responsive. My 360 controllers are pretty old so maybe they fixed this?

 

/rant


ahh, well my Logitech Dual Action, doesn't have the clicks it feels solid and works pretty good, I use it with GBA emulation to

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Do the wireless ones need special drivers?  I have a wired controller.
I do believe you need the third party device driver for both wired and wireless operation of the 360 controller in OS X. I am suspecting that wired operation works better, based on me sometimes losing my wireless connection.

Do you need help locating the driver? I can report back after I've taken a look at my computer.
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I do believe you need the third party device driver for both wired and wireless operation of the 360 controller in OS X. I am suspecting that wired operation works better, based on me sometimes losing my wireless connection.
Do you need help locating the driver? I can report back after I've taken a look at my computer.

 

I run Winhoes Vista, so I'm good, thanks.  I will upgrade to 7 when my computer's warranty expires, I have a copy that I bought over a year ago with a student discount, lol!

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I run Winhoes Vista, so I'm good, thanks.  I will upgrade to 7 when my computer's warranty expires, I have a copy that I bought over a year ago with a student discount, lol!
Oh my bad, I thought because you replied to me that you were on Mac OS X. I thought Vista had native support for wired 360 controllers, though I haven't tried it myself. Edit: i just noticed you already said this on the previous page. And then someone said the driver should support wireless too. But you would need the wireless adapter.
Edited by Lurkumaural - 5/22/12 at 10:03am
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Oh my bad, I thought because you replied to me that you were on Mac OS X. I thought Vista had native support for wired 360 controllers, though I haven't tried it myself. Edit: i just noticed you already said this on the previous page. And then someone said the driver should support wireless too. But you would need the wireless adapter.


Indeedy,

 

so what SNES games are you planning to emulate :3, I want to try and do a speed run of Super Metriod with a mod if any are out there!

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Indeedy,

 

so what SNES games are you planning to emulate :3, I want to try and do a speed run of Super Metriod with a mod if any are out there!

 

Not a big gamer, just an aging kid with some occasional nostalgia.  I'm still (kinda not) playing Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, and planning on finally getting to play the RPGs I didn't have the patience for when I had a SNES.  So, basically, anything that resembles the early FF games, Dragon Quest, et cetera.  Reading forums has given me a gaming bucket list longer than my remaining years.  Kinda funny that most of the games that I'm interested in keep me from touching my 360 and Wii.  Gonna have to dig up the 360 soon though, because we got a Kinect last year and I want the kids to start playing, i.e. I do some humiliating dance moves to try to get them interested while they run around me and block the sensor.

 

I started Shining the Holy Ark on Sega Saturn a few years back, and I liked it.  I still have the console somewhere in storage at my parents' house, which is probably fortunate because I think there's not a good Saturn emulator (though I'm hoping I'm wrong about that).

 

So to sum up my involvement, I don't play games that much and I'm not really good at them, but I do enjoy it, and I'm glad there's now a subforum for that here on Head-Fi, though y'all tend to lose me with all the discourse on the latest FPS that will make me feel old, dumb, and slow.  People who are really good at video games have all of my sympathy, disdain, and utter admiration.


Edited by Lurkumaural - 5/22/12 at 12:58pm
post #101 of 151
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Not a big gamer, just an aging kid with some occasional nostalgia.  I'm still (kinda not) playing Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, and planning on finally getting to play the RPGs I didn't have the patience for when I had a SNES.  So, basically, anything that resembles the early FF games, Dragon Quest, et cetera.  Reading forums has given me a gaming bucket list longer than my remaining years.  Kinda funny that most of the games that I'm interested in keep me from touching my 360 and Wii.  Gonna have to dig up the 360 soon though, because we got a Kinect last year and I want the kids to start playing, i.e. I do some humiliating dance moves to try to get them interested while they run around me and block the sensor.

 

I started Shining the Holy Ark on Sega Saturn a few years back, and I liked it.  I still have the console somewhere in storage at my parents' house, which is probably fortunate because I think there's not a good Saturn emulator (though I'm hoping I'm wrong about that).

 

So to sum up my involvement, I don't play games that much and I'm not really good at them, but I do enjoy it, and I'm glad there's now a subforum for that here on Head-Fi, though y'all tend to lose me with all the discourse on the latest FPS that will make me feel old, dumb, and slow.  People who are really good at video games have all of my sympathy, disdain, and utter admiration.

Well that's why I made the SNES thread, let your kids play some old SNES classics! Buy one off ebay and make those dreams come true! Don't let them get hooked on the flashy graphics of today. I grew up on SNES, and because I did I got to play some GREAT games that look "bad" by today's standards... but they still look better than 10x the stuff out today and have more replay value! 

post #102 of 151

Seriously, if are about to play SNES games with emulators extensively and wondering what pad to get, I recommend getting a SNES USB adapter (bought mine from retrousb.com. lots of different ones in ebay too.) and an actual Snes pad, also possibly replacement rubbers from ebay (I recommend the black ones, also available in consolegoods.co.uk. The one with white dpad is bit too stiff) if necessary. Rubbers may have been deteriorated and feel mushy with poor springyness (sp?).

 

Trust me, dpads on modern pads are GARBAGE for old games. Above solution may be hassle but its not expensive and worth every penny and minute if you do SNES emulation a lot. Added benefit of SNES pad is that it is also magnificent for NES games, it still has the right feel for that.


Edited by MaZa - 5/25/12 at 8:57am
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Unsure what you are trying to tell.

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I think emulation is a grey area so I would be cautious guys.. You know, piracy.

 

But speaking of emulation, I only play games on the PC that I own on disc or cart already. I use ZSNESX on the PC. I had the games dumed to .snes files and burned them to a disc for storage. I play them when ever I don't feel like playing them on the Retron 3.

 

I own around 60 NES games and I had a friend dump them onto his PC with some parallel device. I think burned them to a CD-R and have them for archiving. It's not illegal to have .nes files if you own the original games. I want to preserve my games so I dump them and use an emulator to preserve what I have. My NES won't work forever..

 

I also have a couple flash cards for my NDS that let me play all my games. I dumped all my NDS games onto a Micro SD card and plug that into my flashcard and play away. I have 30 NDS games and that's a hassle to carry around, so I dump them on my NDS and play them from one cart. You can break the law with flash carts so a word of warning.

 

REMEMBER: If you own the original cart/disc it's perfectly legal to have a back-up of that.

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